Undocumented Student’s Arrest a Cautionary Tale

The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration, reporting on the reality and rhetoric around these topics.  Almost seven years ago, Raul Zamora, a 19-year-old University of Texas at Austin student, was driving down Robert Dedman Drive when campus police pulled him over for a broken taillight. They discovered there was … Continue reading Undocumented Student’s Arrest a Cautionary Tale

Jefferson Davis statue vandalized at UT

San Antonio Express-News & Houston Chronicle  AUSTIN — Hours after University of Texas crews removed red spray paint reading “Black Lives Matter” from a Jefferson Davis monument, the school's president commissioned a task force to make recommendations about whether to remove the controversial statue. The prominently displayed monument of the Confederate president has been under renewed … Continue reading Jefferson Davis statue vandalized at UT

Student leaders use the Civil Rights Summit as an opportunity to discuss issues

The Daily Texan As the University prepares for the Civil Rights Summit, a number of student organizations agree that civil rights — including issues of immigration, LGBTQ rights, human trafficking and equality for African-American students — are still a topic for discussion today. Heriberto Perez, historian for the University Leadership Initiative and radio-television-film and computer science … Continue reading Student leaders use the Civil Rights Summit as an opportunity to discuss issues

Despite city’s water restrictions, fountains turn on for Civil Rights Summit

The Daily Texan While Austin is under stage two watering restrictions, the University, which is not required to follow city ordinances, will run the LBJ Fountain through the Civil Rights Summit on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Since 2012, the city has been in stage two, which restricts the owners of multi-family residential, commercial or city … Continue reading Despite city’s water restrictions, fountains turn on for Civil Rights Summit

Rady and Strickland take reins of SG presidency and vice presidency

The Daily Texan As newly-elected Student Government President Kori Rady and Vice President Taylor Strickland were sworn into their respective positions Tuesday, outgoing executives Horacio Villarreal and Ugeo Williams concluded a year of platform points centered on inclusion, safety, service and accessibility. Rady and Strickland ran their campaign on over 22 platform points, including an … Continue reading Rady and Strickland take reins of SG presidency and vice presidency